f r e,,! r Thirty' Marriage ; Proposals. TEACH US -TO WAIT. , , -Why arc .tve.so imfttri0tU3of Utlavv ;T iNor thus w6 live to-morrow ana to-any, Yea; ai to-ikiormw wo may Yievvr hoc. V e are too hasty ; are not reconcile! , , , To let kind nature 'do her work 'alone' ; ' We plant our'soed, and likea'Coo)ish child, We dig it up to see if It has grown. ' ' . . The grSotl iliaf U to foe we" covet how. ','.,' We cannot wart for the appointed hour';-. Before lhe fruit is ripe we Hhake the boajrh, And'Heize tho foud that folds, away, the flower, ' " ' , j ..!-. '. . - ' " .When midnight darkness reigns' wo do not see' j t . . . ' - That the sad night is mother of the morn ; We cannot think oilrowrt sharp agony May b&the hirfli-pang of a joy unborn. . i yi 1 1 ' i i .... v. i . . j i Into the duat wfi see our idol naxt, . Arid cry that death ha triumphed, life is void, f We do-not truMt the promise ttat the last Of alt our enemies sliali be tktroyed ! . i : : " . ;;.,-: .- v. AVith rest almoKt ii iht the spirit faints. Ami heart and UU grow weary at the last ;' Our feet-would, walk the city of the saints. Kven. Iiefore tho silent gate is tossed. . j - - , I'-":;.: Toach us to wait until Thou slialt appear ' To know tluit all thy ways and times are JOVx r ' T1ku sCMt thuX we do belreve.and fear." Ivird make ws also to believe, and trust.' f A CALIFORNIA LOVE Mi$c6llaneous Items. A inere' matter of form (fitting a drew." ?fi - - - . . :- " . What nation produces the mostinar riages ? Fascination. i Wfuit grows bigger the more you contract it? -Debt. . i i :f a ' Wliatnian'carries evervthinir before him Tr-fhe waiter. . - "Aian wlijo would " maliciously set fire to a' barn," said good old . Klder -Porso, ind burn. up .a stable full of horscaand cows, ought to be kicked ito death bya jackass, and I'd like- to be . the one tfo it." . i A gentleman who had a.. Very deaf servant wasadvised by a friend to dis charge him:1 "No, no,1 replied the gentleman, with irtucbrgootl feeling, "that poor (Tea"tuVe'b6uld never lieur ""HRjWf; .'.":V.,ii..Y When, A intui dies, says iMahtunet, the people ask, 1 What property has he left behind him ?" ' But the angels, as they bend over ,liis, graVe inquire, What gootl deeds hast thou sent be fore thee ?" . . i . j Oneof the anibassailorsfroiii Morocco to Kngland, having never setn snow till h'ejcanie 'thefe, and observing that the boys gathered it up in their hands, said, 4 It is no wonder the English are so ftiryiitu iloy v'aslithMiMtIvt4H white rain." r t A jKK)r Irishman offered : ail old saucepan foT sale. His children gath ered round him, and inqulrrd'vfiy he partetl ,ithit? VOch, me. jioiVeys," answer 1 he,. '1; wouldnt bo after IxirtingiWid it, but for- a little money to bu Homething to put in it." At a Sunday school, in ltiion, a teticher asked a little boy if he knew what tlio expression "sowing tares." meant. "Oourth I "does," said he, pulling the seat of his little- trowsers round in front, "there's a tear iny ma sewcnl; X'trared it slfding doto hill." .A- QOEEft ANXbUNCP.MENT.1 The ' Petersburg ihtler has this singular item: "Wm.'Machen, for many years past the Devil in our ofiBce, having served .lus apprenticeship faithfully, - and conformed with ..the rules of the office by treating all of his fellow crafts men, Is this day declared a gentleman. Ajxxiremaciateil Irishnian, having cal let! in '.'si physician in a forlorn hoie, the latter spread a large mustard plas ter, and put it on the poor fellow's lean chest, i Pat, when he with tearful eyes looked down m it, -said : "Doctftr, it strikes me it's a dale of mustard for so little mate." I i Little six-year old. Georgie having leen instructed by his aunt Katie to pray for his papa, xind leing one even ing interrupted -in his devotions, and being told by; her that he must now pray for his mamma, replied : "Aunt . Katie, you just hold your horses, now. Who's running this prayer, you, or STORY. V You don't say that isl-his' wife? Well, she is a stunner, and jio mistake. I confess ".to an o verwhelming curiosity oOncerning that" marriage!; Why, in the State he was considered an invet erate batchelor: Somehow: he never cared to go round with the girls as the rest of us did ; but always took his mo ther everv where and waited unon her asthougnshe had been the queen of Kngland. All the girls liked him, and if he.ever ventured where; they were. they would flutter round him, but it was plain that he never.'-gave them a second thought. - : " ' His mother used to say 'If my son ever marries, 'twill be a very superior womanj quite different from the girls one) ordinarily meets.1 ; 1 i "When we heardat home that he Was married, the girls said; a little spiteful ly, l reckon 'mere must be one won derful woman in California,? and they hoped she would be 'superior' enough ! to teach the old batchelor a lesson or two. How is it? Is she likely to?' ", Well there's more to her than yon'd think at first sight. She must be real goodJierself. or she hever . would have appreciated our friend. . lie is solid and suDstantial, but not very showy. I've known him intimately for years, and I never knew him to say or do a mean thing. He deserves his good luck, and I will own it; thbugh to be; honest, I wanted that woman Sot my ! wife, and have not reached a point yet where l can take much pleasure in thinking of uiej weuuing. uorae over nere uuuer the trees, and I'll tell you how it came about : but you'd better not let on you know lt,for " 'tis a sort of understood thing that we are td f keep 'it on the square, and it's rather a tender subject with us boys. . i - "It waa the, summer of 'CO,1 we lived over the canon J, was telling you about there were thirty of us in the gang, and we had four cabins, with storehouse, whieh were public property. ; We work ed hard through the week, and on Sun days did our washing and brought our housework up a little, l suppose we shquld be called a hard set, but we were not" any rougher than men . generally Who get a living by, therhserves for ' a year or two. ' '; 1 ; M.Eight; of us camped together, and each of us had as distinct art individ ally as though wo : represented "differ ent; nations. . Somehow or other we had acquired a. subriquet1 which! was ac knowledged to.be clwiracterLstic, and we were called by it , in camp , to" the complete ignoring- of our real nanies. , There was Hal Winterton, a South erher, and a fierce secessionist ; we call ed him 'South Carolina.' Dave Aus tin a Connecticut man and a regular sell, we called him , 'Nutmeg. 'Dan diof stuck to Charlie Chaplin, fbr he was a regular fop. Then there was Ned Simpson, a regular 'Aunt Betty' you'd know his name at the" first ! trlimnse without my saying a word. Otis Allen woiild faint if. he jammed his finger or had a sight of blood. He was fOur Ba by' Jack Cu minings was a wag, and he j certainly deserved his : cognomen. Jack the Wicked.' Jim Woodruff was known all over the country by the ap- iK'llation of 'Judge,' and your humble "The Dale Jicrht of ourrgDutterinst canaieaaaea to tie weiruness of the scene, and when 'Jack the Wicked' murmured, Td your knees, bojs, all at once.' I guess we Were, all r more than half inclined to obey. The. judge re covered himself the quickest, and ad vanced toward the door. "J wish" to Bee my brother. - Will Browning; I heard he Was here," said the most musical voice I ever heard. " 'He was here a few.- months ago, iiur done that nisrht:'' ? " By lightf We were all up and pacing in front of tlie ! cabin. The teamster had given notice of the charge he; had left with , us, and all the other boys were over there i to learn how thing were. There wasn't a stroke of work replied the iudsre. 'but we do not know done in the camn that dav. and not where he is now. now did you come, much for a week. 'Ypu'dtb we. should be .likely, to talk, over the pletely o vercome by . s feelings jl m J..l JMnU. -nr1- a lam TtPA Tl R51V5 illHl 11113 WW w,v U I 1111 IHTI I I I V. I-A I I I . LIU I. VV M I I II 111 li. lf U ' 1 Uli "W w v ' JL r . '., . . word was snokph concerning it.' But I est prayer Te1 reckon' tbWe 'm : fyinsirlerable think- ister haa I heaven and t he would hav .am sure. When it ws and where are your, friends?' '"I ' came through the valley and shadow of death, I should think, for I am nearlv dead with hunsrer. and for friends. I have the gloomiest old team ster you ever saw, though I thought it was rare good luck when I found him, and he engaged to take me up here to Wil 1 . I paid him every cent of money I had, and I haven't had a mouthful for days but bad bacon. Is there any hotel within a short distance? If not, perhaps there is some good woman who would let me stay with her until I can get word to Will.' . "I guess every man hugged to him self the thought that she would be obliged to stop withT us,even for a short. time; ana the judge didn't look very sorry,though he professed to feel dread fully for her dilemma. "Then the iudare called us together; told us it wouldn't do ; we were getting demoralized ; that Itfiss Browning was unhannv because she felt she had inter rupted our arrangements,' and we must come right down to steady days Vwork after that. . Well, we tried to, but we never could get back to old times. There was a good deal of rivalry among us, ;and some cutting things were said. The iudo-fi sfnt letters m all directions for Will, but three weeks had passed summer sky after a rain wifbmif. Mr.T-ri in iwrtv Wv had all "The brief service w:as in ; turn offered to. accompany Miss Browning to San Francisco, but she said she knew no one there ; Will would be sure to come before long, and would be disappointed if she should leave; besides, hadn't ishe'eight of the very best brothers in the World ? She would tav a while longer, and she would er heard, u wie ri ' suspended petween other place, as we were, vmade fewer words, M over, he said : "I am here to solemnize a marriage petwecu Catherine F. Browning, (he must have felt an inward chuckle over mewr he was inflicting, for he paused, well, maybe only a minute, dui brtnrVnnd James A Woodruff.- If any of you know any cause, or just : impedi- mont t.hesp. two nersons should hot be joined ih holy, matrimony you are to declare Jit now, or else forever hold your peacfe.', v . ' ' ' ". . L, t, KoT nrnt stirred a step. Tho minister took M3 hand and placed him beside the bride.: He walked up then, otyi t o-nes t.h4 look he eraLve her satis- fled her, for . her, face cleared up like a Eroneaireauy 'iFA i . ?ri Lynchburg jathrtedays,. 'lie said, andI am sure his full,rich help cook and mend for us, so as not to must have seemed a tower of voice must have seemed a strength to her: 'Will is a dear friend of ours,and if you will kindly allow as the honor of protecting his sister until he can be ; communicated with, we should be under great - obligations to you. We must look i very odd to you ; but we claim to Ibe gentlemen, ' and I assure you we can and will make you comfortable.' j' j : : " : ' - ' 'She had a perplexed ' look on her face when the judge told her there was no woman living near;, hut she; was mistress of the situation in a : moment, and said very demurely, though with a rather sly sparkle, ; 'Oh, I shall, be quite comfortable, but I'm afraid I shall Via troubling vnn ff'rrihlv le, r not the least.' And then ' Dandy said: 'Judge; if you were to introduce j us to the lady, perhaps she would - feel moire at ease with us' : ' :! ... 'The Judge must have been awfully smtten at first sight,. :or hew)oui4ri.ot be guilty, of introducing us Wtourcamp titles- "As it wasj Jie said 'IisSjlpWn- friend, Mr. South Carolina ' tie ad vanced as he was 'called, and ih the most chivalric manner bowed over the lady's extended! hand. ; 'This is Mf. Nutmeg, another friend of your brother. "He bowed stifly, and everywhere but at her. 'Aunt Betty, did you know Will? I believe lyou didn't: but he will be a friend all the .same to you Miss isrowning.7 burden us too much. She had a few new books she had bought for Will, and she would . read - to us evenings. We came up an hour earlier than usual, and our table was always ready for us, and it had many : an extra touch that none but a woman would think of. We Were a silent set of men during the day," but each did, his best when we got home. Stories' were told; songs were sung; and with her reading we were all entranced. She always called us by the names which were hrst given her and ever .8o . ;many times she soon, oyer that made the judge a happy benedict; and us. perhaps; bachelors for me.- "Jim looked up so earnest at us: 'Boys, I do noti deserve this happiness as much as either of you; but-jt.has fallen to me, aifd I will do my best to make her happy. Will you not wish us God speed? and he held out his hand. Each of us was man enough, to walk up and take it : and the little brown hand which had been given', to Jim '''' '1: -T -"s.-t- : ".Then we had supper. There wasn't mnpii otp.n- vet we all lived through me so !. exclaimed the Judge. "Why. t -r nanTioi irMtprdav. for SIvOM U go to Mobile.!' - J, Wlll. L"When is shegoing?" asked William, nervously.. - -.h 1 "She's j She'd be II V L11C UWVI . ... m : J . - . -m J - w . - - 14 M 1. ' iBronen neaixeaaiiu wushcu William hurried back to Judge McLean in, Washington Th& Judge heard biB t story.- - Daniel w eoster anu- uxx vy. Calhoun were ia the Judged roonTiana they both took a deep interct. v;' - i"Let's raise the money and send -William after her," said the generous Web i"ile would be seized a dozen i times, as! a fugitive." said -the - Judge, "and r they'd sell him, too' ; : a f.--;yj i i : 44 1 hi oand TMvrkrivftte.secretarv.'f said , Mr. Webster, and so he did. v r ! r There was no telegraph then, nor cars, but the1 Secretary took the Poto-, mac river boat, and with $1,200, .eon tributed by William Jackson's fnends ; Lshbwed Mr. Calhoun's letter, endorsed by several Virginians,, rjougni neranu wii v.4- Konir -4nihrn; - Webster. through ? the. - introduction, all theiparta. . It seemed funnier to her than it did to us. . She .talked to South Carolina about the beauties of the south ern sky, and of ' the flowers and trees, which eclipsed anything at the North. To Nutmeg she praised New England, and she had some favorite topic to 'dis cuss with each of us. ' - ' ,.;.'' Of course we were all in love with her, but none dared to boast off having received any sign . of. preference . from the lady. .-We had all proposed to her once, and some of us half a dozen times. She just made light of it ; said We were crazy, and didn't know what we were about; but she' came to know after a while that we did. : ' " There was open War. We all acted like madmen, except - the judge ; he would not answer any of our taunts ; but was most pleasant to all.: h Yet he grew to look real care-worn, and every time he met any of. Us alone he would and Judge McLean saw the next week., .; rr . -: -!. j i tHEIB BON EOBEET JACKSON. i. ; : ...j I 'Bobert Jackson afterward waited on Webster and Calhoun in their old age at the old Indian Queen Hotel in Wash ington, now. called, the.. Metropolitan, where in ISaihe met - Mrs. Joseph C. Lnther. a present habitue of Congress, . I Hail, on her wedding tour. rs- Uri T?-Krf tfi SwanseV. Massa- it ; i but none of lus felt much hankering I chifsetts, instructed . him , and . a few ; after weddings, since, I reckon." i : . 1 yearg afterward he made an engagement ter he catered for those eccentric uache- lorsin New York,' Mr. T. II. Faile,Mr. ' Edward Penfold,or Jlr. Bobert McCros-; fevi! Onlv ;the; former j survives.! He ., eaters for JeW" Yorkers in the winter at 206 Waverley place. -Bobert has per haps the , largest i acquaUitance, of, any t one in Saratoga; . lie Knows oiq: -tresf- dents and scions of royalty. IknbWs dis-, tinguisned savanxs,. poeus. suiwaiucu. and historians. He lives in a beautiful ' vinekilad cbttageon Washington street, - in SaratogaV! where the guests of Con- gress Hallfrequently .call upoii his wife,'- : who is one of the neatest housekeepers . in Saratoga;- - - Samfoga Correspondence Of tne commercial . ! . Advertiser. A ROMANCE I OF SLAVERY. TIMES, ? '? The Remarkable Ancestry of a Sarato- ever - so many times she wentf l tt tt, xxri w 'rhi- m . . . m rw w. . mcM( t:i m i j mem m ..mm r jt miw sm - u w , , QOtinw nut I if ,r.... . -v , r . . " -0 I man Tvir wrmtn.t.inhi illo IS alwaVS RDO- naraea jenny, a Vort ,-n th nlnral number. "Plu-' . Soon after the birth rj,i,s Lives" iS a common exoresSioh'.' " , the head: waiters Kf ,UW mnnv there were of him I ani ' M 'You can bet your life on that every I say e hoped Will would come soon. time,' said Aunt iietty, and we were all ready to split by that time,the judge looked so dignified doing the ljonortf of the occasion in such a manner, as he no doubt thought. I "He continued s 'This is Mr. Dan dy;' I wish you could see the bowing and scraping. By that time she had taken in the drollery of the thing, and when Dandy bowed so profoundly. swept him a courtesy that lied to have servant, from his black eyes, sswarthy 1""1tw,:c p i i ii.. i r "Sfnnr nnd Will wpn sworn nllips complexion, and jeiiy iocks,! pernaps , , "" "XZ . V ' something, too, in my manner, was we used to call them David and Jona- stylod.'Senor.'....- : ; th"- . !. , . . . . " Well.we were a good-natured set of She-smiled and asked, W Inch are fellows, always making allowance for yu ' the first and only time each otherls iKx-uliarities, and never m my hfe I did not know what to say. u a w a a a. a a a a a a r m bjm m. a a a., v a a a m x W I ny friction in the camp. Sompt useil to think we joked 'Aunt Betty' and 'Our Baby' rather unmercifully but a word from our 'Judge? would straighten us at once. - If one was sick, vre tookf a turn about in nursing and watching but the Judge was one that knew just what to do, and was always near to do it. Ten- There was something like a snicker from our company, but the judge had no eyes or ears for any one but her; so he kept on, and Iwith a wave of his hand presented 'Our Baby.' The great six footer looked for all the world as though he would put jup lip and cry. He talked to' us about keeping the peace, and appealed to our honor as men and our love for our old comrade. Kate herself had quite a little talk with each one. I don't know how she man aged it, but she left the impression up on us all that we were most likely to be accepted if we behaved ourselves and kept quiet ; but 'twas no go we could not. "One evening j she refused to sit down with us to the table, and so little was eaten. She walked up. and down the room, and then 'I am going off 1 but must go away bearable, i cannot meet one 01 you but I am importuned to marry you; Don't you know, gentlemen, I cannot marry you all, and if I choose to show one bit of pleasure in the society of any one,- the rest are all angry. Now I ask you what shall I do? I wish you would drop all this nonsense and be- .' fyoun Helped Jprn Jackson to a Wfe, Year after year .Robert Jackson lias beeM the second waiter at the : (irand Union : ,. but the careless f crowds that frequent the mammoth hostelry have not known that through his veins cour sesjthe proudest! Virginia blood, j Robert is a small, Well-made quad roon, fashioned! perhaps. :iri about the sdtme mould as, Stephen A. Douglas,for hisi head closely j resembles that of the Little Giant. His grandfather was Gen Harrv Lee. of Revolutionary light- horse -cavalry fame, and ' his mother was a slave woman maid of Mrs Lee of William Jackson father, Jenny was sold to Col. Stewart, of Frederick cointy, Maryland. , The boy William showed extraordinary in telligence,' and became a pet to his mas ter, and on the) death of 'Col. .Stewart found himself free by a clause inf the will. I William jjvyent immediately to Washington, where he had been many tiiries with his master. There he met John McLean, Postmaster-General un der IMartin VanlJuren, and a friend of his old master. Jf udge McLean appoin ted him a messenger in the Post Office. Department at afsalary of $600 per an num, j WILLIAM JrALiLiS IN LOVE. U While a messenger in the Post Office Department, William. Jackson met a beautiful long-hjaired " octoroom, the 1 TT 1 ' -w 1 nj A. vii BIOGRAPHY . BOILED ..DOWN, . .. .', : ... I !. J I' '.: II- J-1. I li-'.' Pliitarch I only know of this gentler. said, emphatically, swve ui um juue joiiuoujwari,oiijiu- don't know Where I i"ore. iiib siap gin s uauie was xw- this is 2-ettin un-1 chel.and she came to attend Miss Stew- 9 - - I 9" have yourselves. Why won't you? "She looked from one to another, me A little girl came into my house one day, and some apple parings lay on a plate on the table. After sitting awhile she said: , , , "I smell apples!" " Yes," I replied, "I guess you smell those apple paring? on tho plate." " No ! no !" said she, "Tain't them I smell ; I smell whole apples!" i A learned counsel once said to a wit ness,'" Sir, did I understand you to say that you saw the defendant strike the plaintifIT' "il know not what you may have uUderstood," said the wit ness, " but if ray eyes served me pro- lerly, I certainly did witness a manceu- derand patient as a woman,! we all honored him, and held him a little higher in our estimation than we did any oho else in. the camp. " I ! JI forgot to tell you that a month be fore, and when 'Dandy', and 'Aunt Bet ty', were not of our number, wej had in their place Will Browning, who was equal to two men, any day. "Good to Work and good to play, as smart as need le, and true to the core, jl think most any of us would have been glad to have gone with Will over the moun tains, but he said 'No, stay where you are, boys ; you are doing well, and if I X 1 II.! 1 .11 T It IA iiiiu auyiiiiiig ueiier, j. win icl you know at once. Then come all hands of you, and it will be a jolly time when we get together again.' j - j "ou know it wasn't the pleasantest traveling in the world to get two years ago. -"v e hadn't heard a word from Will, though he had been gone for ! a. long time. Several letters had come for him, but of course we couldn't forward them , having no idea of his whereabouts, and -ww had come to conclusion thathe would walk in upon us sOme time dead broke and cured of his roving disposi tion. We had finished work one day, and supped off three B's, as we called our beans and bacon and bread ; the ta ble stood just Where we had left it. for 1 ftf -ViVi W,r.,nVlnM, twtl" 5 know that minersUre not very fas yre that would warrant such a desenp- filliftns in thoir nnf ions : xVo Ri '.' ting on a long bench wiiich reached across the end of our rude cabin, talk ing over our day's work, and specula on what the boys were doing over to until Miss Browning said, 'How do you and finally asked Jack, Come, you own do, dear Can he, talk'' and then he blurted out, 'My nameis Otis Allen.' "Jack got the start of them, and step ping in front of them, said in tragic tones, 'Jack the Wicked,-known all over the Pacific coast for my diaboli cal acts and let me assist our friend this is the judge, jwho is a terror to all evil doers, and the protector of distress ed innocence, whenever they have the good fortune to fall into his hands.' " 'Yes,' said the judge, with the most impurturbable gravity, 'and.now you know us all, and must consider us your obedient servants.' "She laughed a low, rippling laugh, and said, ' Yes, I am sure I know you all. now,7 I should like to shake hands all around, I it would give me a sort of a home feeling, and you would to being wicked, and you. have been an awful tease; won't '-you reform, and then all the rest will?" "Aunt juetty said: you care for any of us, make it known ; and then the rest shall behave, or there will be a row." ' 1 ! ' " That's just it you will fight any way, you are getting i so savage. In being lovers I am afraid ou have for gotten to be gentlemen." " Wasn't that a stinger for us ? But we didn't feel it then as we have since. We all promised not to say a word af ter her decision was made known to us. Each one may have been elated, thinking he was likely to be chosen. "She sat down and put her face on her arm, but it was only for a moment. Then she said: "I shall ask for two art' one of the fiashionable Baltimore belles, at one of President Van Buren's receptions. William. lost his heart with the dusky maid, and soon went to Bal timore to get Ju4ge Stewart, who own ed per, to consent to their marriage. ' "No sir," said the Judge indignantly, "Rachel is a slayje,-and she must marry a slave. If she marries a free nigger she will be runnihg away herself; and, besides, don't know when l may want to sell her teTthe New Orleans traders." men can never marry nerr" "Never, until J somebody buj her from me," replied the Judge. j THE STERN EESOLVE. Rachel was sent to the Frederick county farm,and1thither William went in the night to hold a consultation with her. First it was resolved to run away. But there was no chance of success. The Fugitive Slave Law was in effect ; pass es were required jby the .slaves on the plantation, and to run awav was surelv to be caught,returned,andthen a dread ful whipping followed. "W hat can we do?" sobbed "I know," replied William, buy you myself."! "But you havejno money." Rachel. "I will but how many not prepared to say. I ; . ,U I General Duke of Wellington An bf ficer 6f the British army. ' Mr. Long fellow makes honorable mention of him as th6 "Warden of the Cinque Ports." Cinque means five, and he was the pro tector of five principal points, usually denominated Five Points. He lived to a ripe old age and died. , ... 1 L! ! Jul jus Caesar Son of old man Caesar., He was born at Rome in his infancy, and upon" arriving at the state of man hood became 1 a Roman. He was a fighter and a warrior of some note. His friend Brutus one morning asked him how rpany eggs he had eaten for break fast, and he replied "JEJm Brute " His friend; became enraged at being called j a brute, and stabbed Caesar quite dead. J Mahomet Author of the Koran, an ' exciting romance, which he Wrote in the Mammoth Cave at Mecca. He was the author of a religious creed, with which he stuffed Turkey, J and tried to get up, a broil in Greece, but failed. Many of his early followers suffered great persecutions. Some of them were burnt j at the stake, j He had: three temples one at' Mecca and one on each '. side of his head. (; . . : i . ; , Guy FawkesA warm-hearted, im- . pulsiv0 Englishman, who believed the x aLiimiiKiu, luu guou mr uus eann, ana devised an expeditious method of ele-. vating the members to a better sphere. He was interrupted in his good Inten tions, but for which circumstance he would J doubtless, have made a great noise in the world. He Was executed' ' for his disinterested benevolence, and was subsequently burnt in a place called Effigy. - . .. :. . . j . Bonaparte 1. A harem-scarem sort of a fellow, who occupied a position of considerable responsibility in. the French, nation. I The impression went abroad, that he was ambitious, which damaged his reputation materially. He gained ,tbe respect and admiration of the French nation because, happily, he was not a Frenchman. When asked if JWa. V V-& C 11V111V iVVllliJ lillVt J VU TT V U1V I -av a.A UalV kVX-ai -aV tJAala M. tUJiV AVJ. V T J around feel better acquainted with me,I guess.' days to think of it. JS ext Sunday there " She began with the judge, and he will .be a wedding here,' and a supper lookedj while he held her hand, as aiterward, which we will help to pre- tion." i A bishop iKirned "with the desire to become acardinaL He envied the good health-of his treasurer, and said, " How do you manage to be always well, while I am always ill ?" The treasurer answered, 44 My lord, the reason is, that you have always a hat in your head, and I have always my head in a hat." V A Jew joking . with a Christian, struck- him on the -cheek, and said. .".Now turn the other, as your gospel commands." But the Christian gave littn a lnil-kl-iw IMir Trt -Irl jspcl." "Ay," ut it' is in the comment." . ' ? Curse the ' comment," le "This is not in the Jew, "it is harder than th said the text." At one of the "labor. Conventions" held in Washington during the strike, a contractor made a . speech exhorting his hearers to 'work in the interests of harmony and peace." AVhereupon an able-bodied striker sprang to his feet with the exclamation, "Yes. sah ! dat's what we want; hominy and peas I but who can get It wid a a day!'; ,. ;. dollar an' a half the left side or us, when an at once a young woman stood right in our cabin door. ' '''; ' i "Now, a woman in those days was a curiosity among hoicks here among the hills, and there were men in our camp who hadn't set eyes on one for better than" two years. She stood .still, just looking at us. I don't know What the rest thought, but Aunt Betty said af terward, 'that it seemed like a warnin'. to some of us,' and he was wondering whose time had come.. The judge sat on the edge of the bench, and he arose and took off his hat. . One after another following his example slowly, each one getting up in turn and taking off his hat. i i "We must have looked "comical,- for we all had on woolen shirts, oursleeves waited upon her. were rolled up, and our collars turned back. Our pants were tied about our waists, and tucked in no very careful manner into our rubber boot-legs Add to our costume eight faces unshaven and unshorn for weeks, and you catch some idea of our general appearance. though he had been translated. "She's got an awful lot of magnetism about her, I tell you ; my arm and hand thrill now when I think of that first hand-clasp. We hadn't a chair in the cabin, but we Igave her our best three-legged stool i . She took off. her jaunty hat and sack, and each one sprang to take them. She didn't seem to notice us, but left them lying in her lap. She told us that she had some baggage a little way from our house ; she had left it there so as to walk in upon Will unannounced, and instead of finding her dear old Will, she had stumbled upon such a lot of friends. good to eat ?' and j she glanced at the table -with its dirty dishes a fid tho scanty remains of our supper. " That table was cleared off in a jiffy ; a plate was washed, and a can of chick en opened. Aunt Betty made a cup of tea, and another stirred up some flap jacks, and another of us thought to scour a knife and fork by running them. into the ground several times. Oh, they were lively times for a few min utes, .you'd better believe. Only the judge he never nloved, but looked at her. She did not seem to notice him, but watched our operations with great interest. " While she atej-and the quaintness of our surroundings did not , affect her apjjetite we all stood around and x guess never a uay while she lived with us, but what she laughed about her first meal there. 44 We partitioned her off a bed-room in one corner, by putting up some blankets, and all i but the judge and Aunt Betty went, into the storehouse to sleep. pare. , it any one speaks to me on the subject between this time and that, his doom is sealed." , ".There was an oldish man over at the next cabin, who seemed to have a fatherly care over Kate. And I might as well say here, that all of the thirty who were unmarried, had offered them selves to hor and been refused. " Well, Kate and old man Howe had a long talk together, and then he went off and did not get back till Sunday, and he brought a minister with him. There was somekind of service in the afternoon out under the trees, but none of us paid much attention. Our eyes were all for Kate, and she was crying softly all the time. Wnen it was over, she took the preachers arm and talked with him -some time. Then she went into our cabin, and we all followed. Mean, wasn't it? But we did not see it in that light then! "The man took the Bible from his pocket, and said : 'This lady informs me that you have -promised to abide quietly by her decision, and dwell in peace and harmony together. , For her sake you will not object to come here, one by one, and take an oath which I shall dictate. It is that you reiterate. your promise with a hand on this sa cred book." "We advanced and received it as solemnly as though it was to be the last of our lives. Then he, told us that Miss Browning was very much attach ed to us all, but of course could not marry but one, and we must bear our disappointment like men. " She went and stood beside him. I thought she would faint, but she did not. We all arose when the minister said, 'Let us pray.' When he was "i can work ana earn it," replied the he thought he could govern France,' he determined lovert replied, "Of Corsican." I The close of "How, much Will you take forRa- his life iwas not as bright , ifa win. "Stewart the chel ?" he askedof Judge iif-vt nay. "Well, a thousand dollars will buy her," replied the hard-hearted Judge. William went to work every cent was saved, he evn going on fopt into Frederick county! by night" to see Ra chel, where they held solemn consulta tions and hoped only for the time when he could buy her and own her and make her his Wife. i Think of thati ningj but there was some of it in a nar row compass. . j Peierj the Hermit Peter was princi pally notorious for stirring up a little difficulty between the Christians and the M6hanrmedans, which extended over a period of thirty years, resulting in numerous excursions by land and water, under the fascinating title of the Crusadesj The Hermit was an itiner ant lecturer. nnH norl V,a s mercenary beau " u"r heartless' fortune hunters nfP,' rL"" ""vc ma aiteUTlOn tO auu iiieu . uiiiiK oc paying your last cent for the love of a woman. OLD JOIIN MCLEAN TO THE FRONT. Two years rolled around, Sand nine hundred dollars gjaddened the sight of William Jackson j Christmas came. "What shall I give you for Christmas this year,1 William?" asked j the good Crusades himwi nnf author of .the creed they were intended Marriages in Spain Marriages mSpam are arranged by the parties most concerned, and no fortune is nec- imwrawju; in ineir lOVft MfTaira messenger, "Anything, Mri Secretary." i "But what would you like most?" Mnen wiinam told is In a larere nronertv and Rachel's thestorv of his troubles how he was afraid she would he sold, how he loved her dearly, and how he lacked still a hundred dollars to buy her. lhe old fostmaster-General took off nis specs, wiped his eyes.then put them on again. Then he fumbled in his pock ets. "Five ten-4twenty thirty," he counted, and then he handed William a hundred dollarsj A CRUSiriNG BLOW. Too happy to lite, "William started The Ecto- ior judge Stewart's. "Here, Master John," said he, with his eyes all aglow with joy, "here is the thousand dollars Inow I Want Rachel " 'TVf XT Ctnsl f lirt FiSnw. - Jl m Ajr v4vit vtauxaxu yuu uoiit ten cases Where there matches are sometimes made up bV. parents between an uncle and niece. ...vvvv uciug w secure me money to . the latter. But the I evil of such unions is sq visible that they are look ed upon with disfavor, and people question the right of the Chuffto grant dispensations under such circum stances. In the South of Spain it is thecustojn for courtships to go on for a number of years, the parents leaving the ypung people at liberty to wntin- ue ori to! break nfT tho On ran x obv.uL.iiv. What is fisherman and a lyS.Se baits his hook, nnri tho i "ilin.e . ' vmci llitltAi ins bookJ
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